Full Article Attached Astounding Comments From the WSP

Thursday July 20th, 2000

The WSP (Web Standards Project) now states that it is interested in released products more than compliance, and has released one of the most astounding pieces of work I have seen come out of their office.

The WaSP, a pseudonym which speaks for the whole WSP (or at least its leaders) has written a piece taking Netscape to task for failing to produce a browser in the allotted time limit. Click "Full Article..." below to read my response. For the record, I am not an employee of Netscape.

#134 I must say I somewhat am tired too!

by hassan

Sunday July 23rd, 2000 7:10 PM

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I use Linux 95% of the time, so I really have no choice of using netscape or mozilla builds. If it weren't for lack of Java (as far as I know) and astounding mail/news bloat, I'd have ditched netscape a while ago and went the mozilla way.

Just to give you an idea of where I am now. Under windows, I have erased netscape and all its subfolders a loong time ago and that wasn't because Microsoft included IE, but because IE5 is so much better at just about anything. Resizing is a breeze, and you can view just about anything out there on the web.

That's what we should keep in mind. Most users won't switch back to Mozilla/Netscape whatever Mozilla does! The reason is simple: why would anyone want to do it. And it will get worse with time, whether I like it or not.

Anyway, as a Linux user I can feel my impatience and as a 5% Windows user I don't give a damn.

To conclude. As much as I believe developing following one's own schedule is great, I also happen to think some pressure is good. And I hope this will felt as pressure and not taken lightly.

Good luck to everybody and I hope I can see any working Linux browser soon.